Following Alistair Bayley‘s win of the World Champion title of the Chinese Bridge competition last year, he once again, won the Many Languages, One World Essay Contest in the Chinese Language organized by United Nations Academic Impact, ELS Educational Services. His essay (in Chinese) is one of 60 chosen as winners out of nearly 1500 submissions by individuals from 128 countries. Only 10 winners were selected to represent each of the six official languages of the United Nations – Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.
The award was for Alistair’s inspiring work, ELS has invited him to attend the Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum, to be held from June 25 to June 29, 2014 in New York. He will participate in a carefully planned schedule of events that includes a Global Youth Forum on the principles of the United Nations Academic Impact, multilingualism and global citizenship at the United Nations Headquarters, preceded by a preparatory students’ conference. Sightseeing and cultural excursions will also be arranged by ELS.
The global opportunities with Arts at Monash
Chinese, Japanese & French languages graduate Sarah Holloway co-founded Matcha Maiden, a global e-commerce organic matcha powder supplier, and about a year ago started the physical venue Matcha Mylkbar in Melbourne, soon opening in Sydney. Sarah shares her experience making the most of Monash’s global exchange opportunities with her language studies and how this advantaged her in both her law career and current business. She says, ‘languages have really propelled my career and personal life. I can’t even describe the tangible benefits. It helps you in everything you do.’
Translating Worlds: Migration, Memory and Culture
This international and interdisciplinary symposium explores the relations between migration, memory and translation. Bringing together … Continue reading Translating Worlds: Migration, Memory and Culture
Calvin Fung’s winning story and research
Calvin won the Monash University entry for his short story, ‘The Beggar and the Glimpse’, in the Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing, an annual prize open to any undergraduate student in Australia and New Zealand, now in its fifth year (the 2017 prize is now open closing 12 April). Originally from Hong Kong, we spoke to Calvin about his move to Monash, his short story as well as his plans for the future, which include centering gothic literature and Hong Kong as a setting in his PhD.
2018 Walter Mangold Language Scholarships
TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR EXCHANGE & STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS! Walter Mangold Language Scholarships are available to … Continue reading 2018 Walter Mangold Language Scholarships
Part II: Raising the political stakes with Jeanne d’Arc and Dr Ali Alizadeh
This interview is a continuation of Part I: Raising the political stakes with Jeanne d’Arc and Dr Ali Alizadeh. In Part II, we discuss political writing, the phenomena and ideology of real revolution, the question of war, and the revolutionary potential of Jeanne d’Arc in contemporary discourse, politics and concepts of universalism.
Part I: Raising the political stakes with Jeanne d’Arc and Dr Ali Alizadeh
Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc)’s controversial life and death are being depicted in a comprehensive new literary work by Dr Ali Alizadeh titled The Last Days of Jeanne D’Arc due out this year. We sat down with Dr Alizadeh to explore his decades-long research into the character of Jeanne d’Arc that brought up questions about political writing, the phenomena and ideology of real revolution, the question of war, and the revolutionary potential of Jeanne d’Arc in contemporary discourse, politics and concepts of universalism.
Speaking the language of us
In 18 months, about 60 people from 30 different nationalities who speak 40 languages in total have been profiled on Multilinguals of Melbourne, an online photojournalism project on Melbournians started by Master of Interpreting and Translation student Laura Blackmore.
MITS student undertakes internship with partner international organisation ACA
A student from the Master of Translation and Interpreting Studies has recently had the opportunity … Continue reading MITS student undertakes internship with partner international organisation ACA
LLCL School Seminar – Plagiarism: West and East
Today saw the first LLCL School Seminar of the year. Colleagues, visiting guests of the school, … Continue reading LLCL School Seminar – Plagiarism: West and East
Imagining our future: science fiction and climate change | A conversation with Emeritus Professor Andrew Milner
As 2017 begins, we reflect on the beginnings and evolution of our ideas on utopia and dystopia today. From Star Wars to Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest film on climate change, we sat down with Emeritus Professor Andrew Milner, at Monash University’s School of Languages, Linguistics and Literary Studies, to talk about his research into science fictional texts, films and comics – and importantly, how this impacts our future imaginings and humanity.
Godzilla’s lost nuclear past: Dr Jason Jones
You might remember Godzilla demolishing San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, or Matthew Broderick defeating the … Continue reading Godzilla’s lost nuclear past: Dr Jason Jones
South Asian Diaspora International Researchers’ Network
A humanities project.
The ambition of this network is to unite academics and writers from around the world whose work focuses on the South Asian Diaspora. We invite all internationally established scholars as well as early-career, postdoctoral and postgraduates interested in this project to register on this network…